Oscar again linked with move and speculation over Austin continues

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Comments by Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri have led to more speculation that Oscar could join the Italian club.Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted the 23-year-old, who signed a five-year contract last November, will not be leaving.And Kia Joorabchian, who acts as an adviser to Oscar, last week told the Italian media there was no prospect of the player joining Juve despite reports he could move in exchange for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.But the Daily Mirror claim Allegri is stepping up his apparent bid to sign Oscar.It comes after Allegri was quoted as saying: “I would like a footballing inventor – they are never boring. like Real Madrid’s Isco and Brazil’s Oscar.“The addition of a number 10 to the mix is both a tactical desire and a desire to add ego to my team.”There has been speculation about Oscar’s future despite his long-term contractSky Sports say Chelsea are favourites to sign Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.And Baba Rahman’s agent Sascha Empacher has denied reports that the Augsburg left-back has misgivings about a potential move to Chelsea, who are reported to be interested in him.It was suggested that the Ghana international, 20, has concerns because previous big-money signings have not been given regular first-team football at Stamford Bridge.“No, that’s not true. It is a classic example of bad investigative journalism,” Empacher told German media.Meanwhile, West Brom want to sign Charlie Austin, the Birmingham Mail reports.QPR have not received any offers or enquiries for the striker despite a host of reports of both interest and bids.Albion boss Tony Pulis is said to be interested in Austin and determined to push through a deal to sign R’s winger Matty Phillips.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img